St. Nikolaus Fest – 6th December

Like all good children I too received my ‘Nikolaus Geschenk’ today.

After more than a week Cooking Gas finally arrived – my computer, who had crashed earlier on, was repaired this morning and is now waiting to be used, wonderful news arrived from Bangkok regarding my Blog and my suitcase is more or less packed for our long awaited flight to Bangkok this coming Sunday – so as you can see I have every reason to be quite happy right now.

Nevermind that all my beautifully worked out plans regarding Advent-  and Nikolaus -blogging, the baking and cooking , had to be abandoned for this year; I just hope that all of you, who do celebrate this Feast Day, had a wonderfully happy time, especially our friends in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy.

And to keep with tradition, Jo too had put out a shoe in the hope that St. Nikolaus would leave a little treat for him – and yes, he did!!


                                                 a little member of our family-


       a small gift from my Mother – a long time ago –


        another gift from my Mother, which she found in a beautiful shop in Hamburg/Germany 


On my way from the hairdresser yesterday evening I saw our traditional Star’s  appearing on the houses all over the City. It is a very colourful display and yes, we too, have packed a Star to hang up in our hotel room- a hotel we have been staying at for the past eight years and where we always have been looked after extremely well. I am an absolute ‘sucker’ for everything tradition, as long as it is good and beautiful. So I leave you once again with a little visual treat.



Christmas48Christmas49Christmas51 We will be gone for a month but intend to appear on your screen occasionally from now ‘til after 6th January, 2013.


Ciao, Carina

(Photos: CS-Manningtreearchive)


6 thoughts on “St. Nikolaus Fest – 6th December

  1. Where did the rocking horse come from ? Its beautiful !! I’ve always had a fascination for rocking horses ! So, my friend , I can see you are excited about your trip to Bangkok , and about the quality time you will be spending there !! Have fun , and HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A ROLLICKING NEW YEAR !!

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